Circuit City Liquidation Madness
A firsthand report from the front lines of the Circuit City liquidation. Mayhem is in full effect as Circuit City is not quite Circuit City and not quite dead. Imagine if a chain electronics store had its head cut off, but the body still could flail around...
Brooke Crothers faced the beast and lived to blog the tale.
Inside, it was close to pandemonium. (The manager would not let me take pictures inside the store.) Consumers swarming everywhere: every one of them with at least a few breathless questions and scant employees to provide answers. And consumers seemingly snapping up anything that wasn't nailed down. (I've never seen so many HP wide-screen monitors in one checkout line.)
One male employee in the section I was browsing, spent most of the time I was there (about 15 minutes) pleading ignorance and searching for a manager who never (apparently) materialized.
A female employee I talked to outside (she was on break) said no one knew it would happen--until it happened.